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FWP identifies individual responsible for bull elk deaths in Blaine County

Posted at 11:48 AM, Feb 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-23 13:48:55-05

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has identified the individual responsible for the deaths of two bull elk that were shot and left to waste in Blaine County.

FWP game wardens reported that due to “good people” coming forward with information, the individual responsible has been identified and interviewed. Charges are pending.

On Feb. 14, 2019, Region 6 Havre wardens received a TIP-MONT call about a dead bull elk approximately two miles north of Cow Creek Reservoir off Lloyd Road about 30 miles south of Chinook.

Wardens responded to the area and located a seven-by-seven bull elk. Another dead six-by-six bull elk was then found nearby. After further investigation, wardens determined both elk were shot and left to waste on the hillside.

Wardens reached out to the public for any information about the person or persons responsible.

In a February 22 press release, FWP thanked the public for their help.